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Stephen Lehr
Viewing: A memorial visitation will be held on September 13, 2019 (Friday) from 10 to 11 am
Service: A memorial service will be held on September 13, 2019 (Friday) at 11 am
Location: DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

On September 8, 2019, Stephen Lehr, died unexpectedly at home.  He had just celebrated his 63rd birthday with friends and family.

He was a life-long resident of Maryland where he met his beloved wife Kathy; they were happily married for 25 years. He was a loving father who was extremely proud of his sons Bill Lehr, 23 and Timothy Lehr, 19. He was preceded in death by his parents William Lehr & Babbette Lehr and was a loving brother to Scott (Jill) and Lyndi (Rowland). He was also very proud of his nephews, Kevin and Matthew and his niece Allison Lehr.

Steve was born on September 6, 1956 in Maryland.  He graduated with a BS in Hotel Management from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV in 1978 where he swam competitively. He was a beloved member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity.

He initially worked in restaurant and hotel management and traveled and worked in Killington, VT, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Ocean City, MD.

Steve then transitioned to McCormick Paint Company where he worked for 34 years with his friends Pat, Mike and Casey and managed various retail locations for the company over the years.

A memorial service will be held at DeVol Funeral Home in Gaithersburg, MD on Friday, September, 13 at 11am.  Guests may visit with the family at 10am.  An open house celebration of Steve’s life will be held at Steve and Kathy’s home on Saturday, September 14 from 2pm – 6pm at 5 Royal Crown Court, Germantown, MD 20876. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come. Island/tropical wear is strongly encouraged attire for both Friday and Saturday events.  Steve was a true parrot head who has now found his paradise. 

Side dishes are welcome for Saturday's celebration of life.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Stephen Lehr's name.

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